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About Foil & Specialty Effects Association

The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) serves as a resource and educational platform for print enhancement technologies such as foil stamping, embossing, cold foil, specialty coatings, laminates, and laser cutting. PostPress Magazine (, the FSEA quarterly publication is available with free subscriptions to qualified readers. Visit for more information. Also visit the Showcase of Packaging Innovations where the FSEA Gold Leaf Award winning pieces will be on display.


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  • Other packaged products > Paper/Printing

Sustainable Solution Description

FSEA Releases Repulpability Study in Response to Sustainability Concerns The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) has released a new study on the repulpability of paper decorated with transfer foils, produced in conjunction with the Georgia Tech Renewable Bioproducts Institute. The association has been proactive in working to separate the decorated products that FSEA members provide (produced via hot foil, cold foil or digital foil transfer processes, as well as transfer metallization of board or paper), from the use of foil laminated paper or board, which includes the plastic film and can be more difficult to recycle or repulp. The study demonstrates that transfer foil decorated paper and board do not create problems in the recyclability/repulpability of paper and/or board in a common repulping process. To receive a copy of the new study, email Jeff Peterson at